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story. this is the first time you are going to hear from these guys for the whole hour. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced, and unafraid. greta goes "on the record" right now. tonight, well, this is awful. there is disturbing news about isis. you might want to brace yourself for this one. yep, he is he from boston, another one. a tech savvy terrorists running the social media arm of isis. most like lay boston man who graduated from northeastern university and for the very latest fox news chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge joins us. this is terrible. >> it is terrible, greta. this guys name is ahmad. with syrian and u.s. citizenship. driving force behind the isis social media presence. federal investigators believe abusuma. added to the fbi's most wanted list.
has a college degree are computer studies. we don't know if he played a role in the execution posting of the video ofs of the two american journalists. is he part of a close knit circle of u.s. citizens among the first to join al qaeda's digital jihad. they include omar who was killed in somalia. -- another who played guilty terrorism charges in 2007: forerunner of isis. you know the traditional view is that these terrorist groups go when the opportunity presents itself. i have seen a subtle shift in the thinking among some analyst in the intelligence community. and they are placing more of a premium on those bin laden documents. we haven't seen many of them. but in the documents he said it was important for operatives to pay attention to significant anniversaries such as 9/11 and then also important holidays. >> as for abusumra i would
assume is he on every watch list known to mankind. american passport. that doesn't stop him from walking across the border in north dakota or something. >> it doesn't. but is he in syria. and we technically would have to rely on help from the syrian government to track him down. he has been there for probably over four years. >> if he leaves syria to come to the united states, i mean. >> it would be very difficult for him to get into this country for sure. but he raises the issue of whether it at a certain point these americans who have gone to syria are really forfeiting their right to be u.s. passport holders. we saw this in the targeted drone campaigns with the american cleric in yemen. we seem to be heading down the same road with isis in iraq and potentially syria. if that happens with american citizens. can you look to see their passports revoked as well. >> imagine how potent he is for recruiting. i mean, it's one thing to have someone unfamiliar with a syrian native or from some other country.
is he a potent recruiter. >> well, these guys are very fluent in the language of social media. they grew up with it and i have often called the digital jihad because it has no boundaries. and when we look at the production values in those execution videos no matter how graphic they are, they are able to get that stuff up on the web with lightning speed. and significantly after it went up. they understand federal investigators are looking at them and they posted instructions senior members on twitter about how to post video and then try and hide your trail so you can't be found. so they are pretty smart people and their message resonates with that group under 30 that seems to be making this trip. >> catherine, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> and did president obama's advisors just get to him? he sure has stepped up the language, two days ago he called isis a manageable problem and today he said he wants to defeat, dismantle and destroy the group. just words or is president
obama ready to act? allen west joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening, greta, how are you? >> i'm very well. the words have changed. i suppose that's a positive sign. but what should he be doing? what why have to come to understand is that the president has to come to settle on instate what effects he wants to have. as a military planner if you tell me you want to destroyed, then you say you want to disrupt. then you tell me you want to dismantle, you want to defeat, you want to degrade and then you want to manage the problem. you know are all over the place and creating such cop fusion i don't know exactly how to plan and how to prepare some type of operational plan for you you to approve the president needs to sit down with his advisors not with valerie jarrett but with the military advisors and come up with a contingency plan to destroy isis because that's the only course of action that is viable for the united states of america, that region to
include the entire world. >> all right. in addition to your military experience you actually were in iraq. the big question how to defeat isis the president said no boots on the ground. if we armed if we gave them the money and supplies they need, county iraqi military and the kurdish military now, if they have the weapons, would they be able to defeat isis in iraq and maybe even into syria? >> >> well, that you know, i would not go toward the iraqi military because i don't want to get into supporting potentially any type of iranian-backed event. but i would definitely look to support the kurdish military, the peshmerga. >> can they alone. >> no, they can't do it alone. see, that's the problem, greta. in that you cannot be such an ideological intransigent that you don't want to, you know, fully do and commit what needs to be done. you can't say what you are
not willing to do. the events are dictating that so, you need to have a full-out air campaign, not just air strikes that amount to five or six a day. that's what we are doing. and you need to have a coordinated joint combined operation that ensures you have destroyed isis. the kurdish pesmerga can do that to an extent but you have to put your own military forces on the ground. you will have to have special operation forces that are working in conjunction with the kurdish peshmerga they don't have the same radio equipment we have to communicate with the aircraft that are going in and doing strike operations or doing close air support operations. again, the president is saying what is he not willing to do. but all is he doing is creating the gap by which the enemy can exploit him. >> congressman, thank you, sir. >> thank you somple, greta. >> and there is another american citizen in the united states under investigation by the fbi for ties to terrorism. he is terror camp trained and was kicked out of the
twin cities largest mosque. kmsp investigative report broke the story. he joins with the latest what the story? >> this is a guy who can connect the dots for us. he has incredible back story. he began hanging out at the youth and family center earlier this year. one of the largest mosques in the twin cities. in june the mosque kicked him out, called police and got a no tretion pass order. the mosque was concerned about him interaching with their youth. the director tell me a volunteer heard him proselytizing a radical islamist ideology. some who travel from minnesota from syria had attended al-faruq. including an 15-year-old who left two weeks ago. back in 2007 amir was arrested in kenya after leaving somalia training camp. the fbi suspected him of being part of al qaeda.
it was al qaeda at the time not al shabaab. they interrogated him three months shuffled between jails in kenya and somalia. eventually he was released back into the u.s. without any criminal charges. the aclu filed a lawsuit on his behalf, which was dismissed a couple months ago. and as part of that lawsuit the aclu claims the fbi tried to turn him into a government informant by promising him-to-take him off a no-fly a no fly list. his family lives in egypt there are lots of rumors especially in the somali community that he may be some kind of double agent. weighs working for the fbi or on our story tonight. >> where is he where is he? >> that's a darn good question. i ask the fbi i don't know if they even know at this point. they wouldn't tell me at least. >> and at least tip our hat to mosque for throwing him
out at least because they didn't like him. >> i have got to say i don't know too much to be made of the fact that some the people have gone through this mosque. because hundreds go through this mosque. there is not like there is a membership or anything like that. shouldn't make too much of the fact that some of the travelers have gone there. this mosque did everything they were supposed to do. they had some guy espousing a radical jihadist strategy they picked up the phone and called police. we know that local police department forwarded that information on to the joint terrorism task force. what happened from there, i don't know. >> tom, another great story you broke, thank you. >> thank you. >> chuck hagel warned the threat posed by isis is beyond anything we have seen. that warning is terrifying. former homeland security secretary michael chertoff joins us. nice to see you sir. >> good to be on, greta. >> that was chilling when the secretary of defense said that. >> it's it certainly true since september 11th we now
face the most threatening environ. we have had over the last 11 or 12 years. the way it's going to play out is not going to be the same as what we saw in 2001. what we are face something a very hardened enemy, a cruel enemy. most disturbing an enemy very successful in recruiting americans and westerners to go fight over in syria and in iraq. >> plus they have so much money and access because it isn't hard to get in the united states if you have a western passport. western european passport. and you just come here. you don't need a vista. >> that's -- the tastes understood that right after 9/11 we put up some very tough measures to keep foreigners out of the country if we were uncertain about whether they were risky or not. so they started to recruit americans and westerners who don't go through that same kind of vetting process. that's really the holy grail for the the terrorists is how do you get an american, who has the right to come back to the u.s., trained, hardened, radicalized and send that person back to carry out a terror mission?
>> it's so easy to do the soft targets. even to get the power grid, i imagine, is pretty easy. i mean, got big sporting events, there are so many soft targets. >> part of the change i think we are going to see in tactics from what we saw back in 2001 is the terrorists are going to be less focused on the one big cataclysmic event and more willing to carry out multiple attacks against smaller targets. we saw that in mumbai and india in 2008. we have seen it, for example, in the boston marathon, which was, i think, intended to be followed with other attacks elsewhere. now their tactics have changed and that in some ways makes it more difficult because the more widespread and the smaller scale the plots, the less of a signature there is and the harder to detect. >> of course, you don't need much money when you talk about the boston marathon, they have a pressure cooker and i don't know what off the internet. it isn't difficult to do. this you just have to basically find someone who is so evil. >> that's right. but the thing that's really
changed is, when you have people like the boston marathon folks or some of the other people who have tried to carry out attacks here. not been very competent in terms of bomb-making or activity. when you bring people over to syria and iraq, you train them in to how to make bombs and train them into combat. get them more radicalized by exposing them into violence. if they come back they are not only evil they are capable. that's why everybody is pressing the alarm button in terms of the developments over the last several months. >> isis, when i-listen to you what's the best way to protect ourselves citizens is the safest thing if you have some weird neighbor that has c 4 plastic or something. the fbi can't be watching everybody. >> a couple things. it's always been the case that when the regular average citizens see something strange and reports it, that's been the best way we have had for finding people in the u.s. plotting things. and that was true even back in the period right after
9/11. so the ordinary citizen engaged and willing as they say to say something when they see something is our best line of defense. but candidly, the other line of defense is our intelligence community. and you know there has been a lot of controversy now about nsa and the fact that focusing on foreign intercepts sometimes we get americans picked up. there is a reason for that if americans are talking to a number that's associated with a foreign terrorist group capabilities and collecting intelligence overseas are not compromised. >> what do you about the situation? more likely someone comes from yemen that the person has been in a training camp or syria or something than if the person comes from, i don't know, bermuda. what about sort of that profile? it's such a sensitive issue. a lot of it is where they have traveled and communication and money has
come from. for years we have collected what they call passenger record data which is forwarded by airlines to us for all incoming flights. we are able to look and see is there somebody on the flight who maybe got their i ticket paid for by associated with terrorists. afghanistan where there are training camps. we ran that program retroactively against the 9/11 hijackers. in 2001. we is would have picked up a majority of the hijackers as being connected with terrorists. >> mr. secretary, nice to he so you sir. >> good to be on, greta. >> and today secretary of state general kerry telling 10 nations at the nato conference to come up with a comprehensive plan to combat isis and he said do it before the u.n. general assembly convenes on september 22nd. former u.n. ambassador john bolton joins us. i guess that means, sir, if they told him to come up with a plan as we sit here there is no plan.
>> exactly right. these nations are not going to come up with a plan. we are going to come up with a plan. it's a rump group of nato. not even the. >> a rump group? >> it's a smaller group of the alliance plus australia. i'm glad the australians are are. in the way nato works is we do the plan, we give it to it nato, nato agrees to it that's how it works. to tell the other countries to help come up with a plan doesn't mean we don't have one b if we have something when the general assembly opens when which shut turley irrelevant to this issue it is going to be a political plan and not a military plan. >> why do you think he said that because none of the 10 countries, u.s., u.k., germany, italy and denmark not one of them is going to send a ground troop there going to be left to the kurds and kurdish army and the iraqi army. >> and it's going to require us to provide the intelligence and air support to help them out. the other countries will supply advisors, i think they will supply arms and other supplies. basically suspects going to be our project.
it does look like better than not having one. smaller than nato. turkey being right there is a nato ally directly effective. why isn't the entire alliance with us? >> why is it because nato says isis a problem for everybody. why isn't nato? >> i think many of the eastern european countries, i'm glad poland is in there they are happening and ukraine. there is a lot of rhetoric at this nato summit i think the president finally got his lines right about degrading and destroying the islamic state. it's a summit that i fear we will look back on in 30 days and say a lot of rhetoric, no performance. >> i guess it doesn't make any sense just to have 10. they should all be doing it. >> why couldn't they all get together? >> if they all -- if nato itself has said isis a problem for nato. why are we covering 10 countries to do this
planning business? >> there is no logic to it at all except that the others simply wouldn't have agreed to anything of any substance. coalition of the willing. nato invoked article a of the treaty to come to the american's defense. attack on one is attack on all. >> ambassador, thank you, sir. >> thank you. you are about to see the most terrifying video, iraqi soldier captured by isis, they tried to execute him but something happened. you're about to find out. it's all captured on video. you'll see it next. plus, what is he waiting for? why hasn't the judge in the sergeant tahmooressi case heard the marine's 9/11 call? it's been -- 911 call. it's been five months. explosion at children's museum experiment gone wrong all caught on camera coming up. [ male announcer ] the wish we wish above all...is health.
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alli rose up in the middle of the night. isis had a strong hold on the west side of the tigris river so ali figured his only escape route was to escape to the other side. >> but al had a problem. he knew that the river's strong current was headed straight towards the isis watch post. that's when he noticed someone along the river bank. joining us the lead producer of that video "new york times" senior video journalist adam. it's unbelievable the violence that goes on there. this was a june massacre; is that correct? >> yes, that's correct. it took place around june 119 or 12th. >> and to think that -- i
mean, is it your understanding it's even got more violent in that area since then? more difficult to it cover? >> i'm not quite sure what's progressed since then. i haven't been in the region. can i tell you that the journey in which ali survived took place over an entire month. this is a 22-year-old man with two kids and a wife. he enlisted in the military on june 1st. and just 10, 11, 12 days into his training. sort of like basic recruit training, isis essentially appeared just outside of the base as ali and his fellow recruits were fleeing the area and it was 23 days later when he was finally reunited with his family. >> this incredible video, a "new york times" authenticated it. what do you have to do to authenticate it? >> well, we applied -- what we often do and what we always do, which is journalistic methodology is we cross-checked his story. my colleagues tim morengo and mike visited him on
three separate occasions and heard his story over and over again. human rights watch produced the report with satellite images and maps and we cross exekd his story against that we also contacted the iraqi government and they confirmed to us that indeed he was a recruit at that base on those dates. and the first time we met him, he still had the marks on his wrists from when he was handcuffed after the massacre. >> what was he like? >> i didn't meet him personally. met in baghdad and had 55 minute interview with him in iraq. he is pretty mild-mannered and, you know, sort of steady and calm. but, as you saw in the clip that you played there, he breaks down a couple times. and when he does, he tries his best to maintain his composure but i think every time he talks about his family, i think his emotions
got the best of him and, of course, justifiably so. >> adam, absolutely amazing on the "new york times" web site the video. thank you, adam for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> and remember sergeant andrew tahmooressi's desperate 911 call the one he was made when he was arrested at the mexican border. now, five months later, why doesn't the judge listen to it? "on the record" investigates next. happened in a flash and is caught on camera. terrifying explosion at a children's museum. that's coming up. who's more excited about back to school savings at staples? the moms? or the dads? with guaranteed low prices on mechanical pencils, it's definitely the dads. staples. make more happen for less.
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u.s. marine makes a wrong turn at the mexicanward and making a 911 call for help. telling that the marine's 911 call is not still entered into evidence and the marine is still in the mexican prison. listen to this crucial evidence. >> i'm at the border in mexico right now. my problem is i crossed the border by accident and i have three guns in my truck and they are trying to present -- they are trying to take my guns from me. >> so you are in mexico? >> yeah. >> there is nothing i can help you with then, sir, i do apologize. you are not on american soil anymore. i can't really help you. >> why hasn't the judge heard that 911 call and it could it help fast track the
case? ted williams. how important is this 911 call and of course we all have a transcript that far exceeds the sound bite we played. >> greta, this 911 call is significantly important because it talks about the conversation that sergeant tahmooressi had had near and at the time of the event. and either he should be given an academy award for lying or we need to look at this 911 tape it is significantly important and very important and i hope that the judge gets this right away. >> katie, as a family roomer prosecutor, let me ask you. this first, give you a few little bits of information is that he was charged with possession. not with something bigger like trying to sell. so the mexican authorities thought he was just possessing it of the guns were registered to him so if he is going to do drug smuggling is he stupid to do something with a gun that can be traced back to him. and you have this 911 call. if this case came to you as
a prosecutor, what would you do with it? >> well, i would have to look at all of the evidence and i agree with ted this guy gave a very calm 911 call. the transcript completely supports his contention that he accidently crossed the border. the problem that andrew tahmooressi has though is mexico has really strict gun laws whether you are doing it for purposes of trafficking or purposes of seeing it they don't really care. ignorance of the law is no defense in mexico. >> well, except as i understand the law to be in mexico. >> you have to have specific intent to go into the country. exactly. >> what he says here crossed the border by accident. he makes that statement when it's happening, without any lawyer or anything. he says later on yeah, i was hoping there would be a turn around point there never was. there was no turn around point. >> right. and this is where, again,
this 911 tape came in. this is what is happening moving at a snail's pace. first of all from what i understand it has to go through the mexico diplomatic service. it goes to mexico city. then mexico city sends it back to tijuana. greta, can you imagine if we had a terrorist on loose at the border and had you to go through all of that to figure out who it was? it's unrealistic. >> what's your thought on this case, katie? >> at this point the judge should hear all the evidence. i'm appalled how slowly it takes in the united states or even in florida in 30 days you have an adversary preliminary hearing before a judge. the evidence is presented and the judge is sit there whether or not. he didn't have the intent to be able to violate the law thean you really should not be prosecuted what's going on. what's interesting, greta, is that we have the vienna convention on counselor
relations with the country of mexico. if you are a mexican citizen in the united states, and you get deteenaged or arrested, you have immediate rights to have contact with your consulate contact with your embassy. by all accounts he didn't get afforded a fraction of those rights that we afford mexican citizens when they are here in the united states. >> 10 seconds but boy this slow. why do you think the obama administration -- do you think they could push it? >> it's slow as molasses but i believe that the obama administration has a rapport with mexico. obama was just there. mexican president was just in california. i would have to believe that he this could push this and push it along faster. >> katie and ted, thank you, both. and president obama just about set everybody on fire when he used the word manage in speaking about isis. the president is specking about isis again. find out what he said today. our political panel is here to talk about that exin.
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looks like president obama is trying develop is to make isis a manageable problem. today he wants to dismantle, degrade and destroy isis. joining us our panel susan ferrechio, were chief political correspondent byron york. byron, did his advisors get to him or at least the words are tougher. not as tough as joe biden. >> there was no gates of hell and there also wasn't manage being. you didn't hear the president say the word manageable today. my feeling is, after all this time he kind of got it right. he actually did outline a strategy for basically surrounding, closing in on isis killing their loaders and in other ways is that rinking the whole thing. and he used the big d words. degrade, destroy, defeat. so he used a lot of really solid, active words, which he he hadn't been before. >> see, this is what i don't
get, jackie. when i first saw the beheading video, as much as you see, i don't think sort of calmly, no drama and i he realize the president is supposed to be calm. i think, kill them. i mean i have more violent words closer to the tape than as time marches on. >> you saw members of congress become bullish and hawkish in a lot of their comments after the beheadings. this president is very deliberative. he wants to take a role where is he looking at all the possibilities and talking to the u.s. allies. >> but manage is different concept than -- i mean, look, these are not people that negotiate. there is just nothing redeemable about them. nothing. >> i think it's simple. he ran as a president to end wars. is he very liberal. not somebody who is eager to go in and start a new bombing campaign that could eventually lead to something even bigger. he has been nudged into
where is he today. and i think part of the reason is what jackie just mentioned people in congress are talking about, republicans especially getting out ahead of him on this which could be more politically disastrous than his passive approach right now. you can have republicans putting bills on the floor. things that could embarrass the president to make it look like if you are not going to take action we will do something to show you are not taking action. and on top of that well, now there are polls showing that not only do people support the idea of action against isis but that a majority of americans feel he has not been strong enough on this. they pay attention to those polls. >> i think really the main take away from his talk today is that he is absolutely determined to be very deliberate on this. that he is just not going to go around with his hair on fire and he has got -- he is going to have a plan. >> we want that. >> he is going to have a plan and he is going to pursue it step-by-step by step. we will see if he actually pursues it. the pentagon says well, we have conducted this number of sorts over these isis areas in iraq. it's not a very big number.
we don't seem to be doing all that much right now. but, is he absolutely divermd not to do it quickly. >> air strikes against militants then you are helping out assad. and that also presents a problem because it's not like the obama administration loves the asadz regime. >> these are just like an enemy we have not seen before. chuck hagel, the secretary of defense likewise scandal horrified by it panel, thank you have. a good weekend. and caught on camera, terrifying explosion at reno children's museum. a science demonstration goes terribly wrong leaving children hurt and an employee in big trouble. >> i'm so excited, so excited. okay. ready? [explosion] >> terror at a children's museum. >> we are watching fire tornadoes and it exploded. >> a standard experiment going terribly wrong and one who horrified mother catching it on camera.
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stunning information about the benghazi attacks straight from a u.s. security team on the ground that night. speaking publicly for the first time three security contractors telling fox bret baier they were told to stand down by the top cia officer in benghazi. >> five minutes. we are ready thumbs up, thumbs up. we are ready to go. >> then what happened? >> i said hey, we are ready to go. bob looks through me and looks at the team leader and says you guys needs to wait. >> bob was the cia chief in benghazi. >> is he on the phone talking to somebody. >> i assumed they were trying to coordinate us to link up with 17 february. >> which is the local militia. >> which is is the local militia. >> probably been 15 minutes i think i got out of the car. and bob, team lead were
standing on the front porch. i said hey, you know, we need to get over there we are losing the initiative and bob just looked straight at me and said stand down, you need to wait. >> senior intelligence officer tells fox news there were no orders to anybody to stand down but concedes that the security team was delayed while the cia's top officer tried to rally local support. representative mike compao is on the committee. he joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening, greta. >> what's your reaction to these three security guards or officers or contractors when they said that to bret baier? >> you know, you watch that tape and you understand that these three folks who were incredibly brave that night performed great feats kept other americans safe telling the story as they perceived it. it reminds us now a week short of two years we still have lots and lots of unanswered questions. conflicting stories, facts that the benghazi committee is determined, under the
leadership of chairman gowdy to get to. you hear them talk about that they are clearly passionate. they are clearly telling a story that they believe and they think the american people need to know present the full story not only the 13 hours they talk about in their book but all of the events leading up. >> if i were on the committee i would want to hear from bob the cia person they say gave them the order to stand down. put bob under oath. who were you talking to on the phone the night this is happening. give me every single person you are talking to and march them through every second of every conversation. that's what i would do. >> greta, i'm confident that he wool do precisely that kind of work. we will talk not only to all the folks who were on the ground that night but all of the leaders, all of the conversations that were had. there might have been a god reason to delay it might
have been safety of those very men standing there. might have been a bad reason might have been something political. we need to piece all of that together. listen to all the various versions of events. you any how that goes, greta in stressful times. different people feel and feel different things. we need to communicate that to the american people thoroughly and completely and straightforward. >> now they are saying there was somewhat of a delay like a 20 minute delay are, i think or half hour delay is what the administration is saying wasn't what bizarre not like the stand down or lift order was lifted. he they had we have had it, we are leaving. it was not like it was lifted they atlantic off and headed back to where the ambassador was. >> one of the things would will have to get the facts about is what was the reason for that? there might have been a good one. there might have been a good reason we ultimately said we have done all we can to
determine the safety of the rap we are going to take. the safety of the men, the ambassador at the other facility. we need to establish in detail the time line that you refer to. so that we know whether it was in fact 30 seconds, three minutes, or 30 minutes as they are described by these three men in the clip that you played. >> we only have about 30 seconds left. the odd thing for me is that it is not so i understand the confusion of the night and the terror tching taken so long to get answers. that bothers me. does it bother you? >> it bothers me tremendously. we have four murdered americans. a senate report that says this was ae incident. we need to get after this. we need to be as rapid as we can and thorough as we can and declassify all of this such that we can get this information to the american people. >> and, of course, we learned today that the first public hearing will be the week of september 14th? >> yes, ma'am. next week. do you know hot first
witness? >> >> i don't know hot first witness is accountable review board that conducted its own review. and we want to make sure that all the things that were in that review that were recommendations have been followed and find out exactly where we are with respect to the very initial review of the murder of these four americans. >> and i would also like to know from the review board why did they talk to everybody up the chain of command. i'm taking the last word on that. thank you, sir. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, greta. and you just heard some of breath's interview with the u.s. security contractors in benghazi. you you are going to hear a lot more tonight at so:00 p.m. eastern. be sure you join bret tonight. 13 hours at benghazi, the inside story. a fox news reporting special. that's tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. set your dvr if you can't watch it live. >> let's go off-the-record. since day one of benghazi, fox news has aggressively investigated. it hasn't been easy. more like pulling teeth trying to get answers from the obama administration. the obama administration's behavior post benghazi has been weird, like they are
hiding something. first that silly story about that video. remember susan rice on all the sunday talk shows and even president obama kept talking about the video for weeks. so fox continued to press for information and it got weirder. remember the days right after the attack the state department had a conference call it brief all the media? and excluded fox news? when confronted, state department apologized and said it was oversight. really? an oversight? twelve happened again a short time later. this time the cia giving a media briefing and guess who was specifically excluded? you got it. fox news. why? well i think fox news is being punished for aggressively asking questions. doing our jobs. but that's not all. a few weeks later, when reporter jennifer griffin said she was told that there was a standdown order at benghazi, i got a weird call from the obama administration trying to pressure me to get jennifer to back down on her report. i got i thought the call from the obama administration is dirty. i don't control my colleagues and they don't control me.
but then there has been more. as recently as april after the administration said it turned over all the information an email surfaces that had been withheld in the face of repeated requests. are you suspicious? i don't know but. but i wasn't born yesterday and that's my off-the-record comment tonight. and coming up, a new report about what caused joan rivers' death. the latest is next. so we gave her purina cat chow complete. it's great because it has the four cornerstones of nutrition. everything a cat needs for the first step to a healthy, happy life. purina cat chow complete. share your rescue story and join us in building better lives. one rescue at a time.
the world remembering joan rivers tonight and earlier today an autopsy on rivers was completed but the autopsy failed to determine the cause of the comedian's death. medical examiner says further tests are needed. the 81-year-old comedy legend died yesterday a week after going into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure. a private funeral for joan rivers will be held sunday in manhattan. thank you for being with us tonight. see you again monday night at 7:00 p.m. just a reminder if you are getting home and tuning in before bill o'reilly pick up dvr remote and set a series recording each night and make sure you watch it, of course. do you think the obama administration is hiding anything about benghazi?
or not? vote in our gretawire poll. up next the o'reilly factor and don't forget the 10:00 p.m. special that bret baier has. ♪ the o'reilly factor is on, tonight. >> like someone taking batting practice. >> greg gutfeld disenchanted with america's response to the terror threat. tonight we will continue our reporting and bring geraldo into the mix. >> that woman looks way out of her depth over there. >> i think that when the anchor of a loading cable news show uses, quite frankly sexist, personally offensive language, i have an obligation and i think it's important to step up and say that's not okay. >> the state department saying that my criticism of their spokeswoman is sexist. oh yeah? we'll take a look at it. >> what's going on with isis